Using Asphaltum Glaze to Antique Furniture
I’ve seen several talented furniture rescuers (Miss Mustard Seed comes to mind) using Valspar Asphaltum glaze on their shabby chic creations.
|Valspar Asphaltum Antiquing Glaze|
I have to tell you right now, I had not been very successful with this glaze. Every time I tried to use it, I ended up wiping it all off and ditching my efforts. However, I finally figured out the technique for using this glaze (on this project). The trick can be summed up with “less is more”!
I poured out a quarter size dollop of the Valspar Asphaltum glaze.
Then gently dab your paint brush into it. Dab almost all of the glaze off onto a rag.
Next, lightly brush the glaze over your surface. The picture below shows using TOO MUCH!
|Too Much Glaze|
This is the amount you should see when you drag your paintbrush over the surface. Very dry brush and hardly any glaze on it:
If the results still look too dark to you, go ahead and wipe the glaze off with a rag.
You can also drag your brush sideways. This works especially well on furniture edges.
|Just Right, Sideways Dragging|
Here are the results of using the asphaltum glaze on this dresser.
Now that you’ve seen the technique, what do you want to try this out on?
What would be a similar glaze? Would you consider this to be a brown or a dark gray? I can’t get this in the town I live in but needing to finish a project. What color would you describe the glaze?
It is definitely a black glaze. Look for black glazes on Amazon. This one might be a good substitute: https://amzn.to/2JSC9P3 (affiliate link)
could you pleas tell me if this product will work with Valspar ultra alkyd enamel 4000?
Pam, I’m not sure. I’d contact Valspar to ask them.